Glossary of Judo terminology

Yakusoku geiko (Agreed-upon practice)

Yakusoku geiko (Agreed-upon practice)

"Yakusoku geiko" (Agreed-upon practice) is designed to polish a contestant skills by executing and receiving Waza, throws, and hold-downs with the roles of "Tori" (Player executing technique) and "Uke" (Player receiving opponent's attack) receiver assigned in advance.
Tori (Player executing technique) uses Tai-sabaki (Body shifting / Body control) to destabilize and throw Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack). Even after Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) lands on his back, Tori (Player executing technique) maintains both his Hiki-te (Pulling hand) grasp on Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) and his Zanshin (Awareness) state (posture following the attack, in which the attacker remains watchful while reducing the force). Uke maintains a proper posture at all times, and offers no resistance in order to facilitate Tori's throw. Uke moves in tandem with Tori during the throw, and uses Ukemi (Break fall) to protect himself.
It is important that Tori (Player executing technique) and Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) coordinate their breathing when performing Yakusoku geiko (Agreed-upon practice).